Windell Oskay of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories removed the RFID circuit in a MasterCard PayPass and placed it into a Hello Kitty Pez dispenser. He calls it "Hello Credit."
One interesting thing is that the circuit board is incredibly thin -- approximately 1/4 the thickness of standard 1/16" circuit boards, which happens to be pretty close to the thickness of a standard credit card. It's flexible and fairly translucent. You do need to be a little bit careful because ceramic capacitors (like the ones on this board) have a tendency to break if you bend the board that they are soldered to.
Of course, we can now give our RFID element any kind of a case mod that we see fit. One thing that would be easy to do is just to embed it in the side of a wallet. You could also embed it in any one of the millions of things that have become USB thumb drives in the last few years.
It’s called Cayla, it’s about a foot tall, and it can be used to listen to and talk to the child playing with it. But who is doing the listening? Anyone in Bluetooth range, reports Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur). An official watchdog in Germany has told parents to destroy a talking doll called Cayla […]
The Stower Candle Charger, in addition to being a basic emergency stove, powers USB gadgets with fire: put a fuel canister under it and it’ll transmute heatrons into juicetrons as described in the Codex Ifritanimus. One canister will charge a smartphone twice; actual wax candles will presumably not stretch so far. When power outages hit, […]
Python is immensely popular in the data science world for the same reason it is in most other areas of computing—it has highly readable syntax and is suitable for anything from short scripts to massive web services. One of its most exciting, newest applications, however, is in machine learning. You can dive into this booming […]
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Instead of throwing out all the empties after your next party, why not transform them into some new DIY glassware? Cut back on waste and add some home ambiance with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter and Candle Making Kit.The Kinkajou is designed as a clamp-on scoring blade to make precise cuts. Just slide a bottle in, tighten […]